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Employment at WTTW11, Chicago's Public Media

Employment at WTTW - Public Media Chicago

Program host and producer, Geoffrey Baer, and his team of producers have a number of ongoing projects exploring Chicago-area architecture and history. Current projects include:

  • Chicago’s Loop: A Walking Tour (w.t.), the latest edition of host Geoffrey Baer's series of popular TV tours of Chicago. This program will explore the city's Loop architecture and history.
  • Ask Geoffrey, a weekly segment on WTTW's flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight.
  • Periodic field and studio segments for Chicago Tonight.

We are currently seeking interns who can start in September.

Local TV Production

Interns should have excellent research and writing skills, be proficient on a computer, resourceful, mature and professional. Familiarity with Chicago is very helpful. Knowledge of TV production is helpful but not required. This particular internship will focus on marketing and social media. It is also very helpful if the intern has a car or driver's license. We prefer interns to be available at least 16 hours per week during the spring term; additional hours available during the summer, and for recent graduates.

Learning opportunities may include:

  • Assist in the research of content for program proposals and for writing of scripts
  • Help the producer gather and organize archival materials for editing
  • Help producer plan for field and studio shooting
  • Assist on shoots in the field and in studio
  • The intern may also periodically provide general office assistance as needed

Interns may also work on Ask Geoffrey segments for Chicago Tonight. Tasks may include:

  • Assist the producer of Ask Geoffrey in weekly research to answer viewer questions
  • Assist in gathering, evaluating and recording archival film and photos and newly shot video to accompany each Ask Geoffrey segment
  • Help research and gather archival materials for periodic Chicago Tonight stories and assist with field production and in the editing room

Most work will take place at WTTW studios on Chicago's northwest side, but interns may also accompany and assist TV crews on field shoots or visit libraries and museums for archival information.

Application Process

Interested students should email their resume and cover letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the internship to: Please reference "Chicago-area History and Architecture Research Internship" in subject line of all correspondence to ensure proper routing.

Candidates may also mail to:
Attn: Erica Gunderson
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Upon consideration of the cover letters and resumes, candidates who are believed to be a good match will then be invited to come in for an interview.

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